Myths affect patients suffering from prostate cancer

by Medindia Content Team on  July 10, 2006 at 11:02 AM Research News   - G J E 4
Myths affect patients suffering from prostate cancer
A study conducted at University of Colorado has revealed that those who have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer do not assimilate the information provided by Medical specialists. So they are obviously not aware of the potential risks and treatment options that exist.

What patients do is to rely on disseminated information which is often misleading. Thus they get caught up with their own anxieties that blocks their thinking and even healing.

Dr. Thomas D. Denberg and his colleagues interviewed 20 men with recently diagnosed prostate cancer. According to Denberg's group,

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The natural history of prostate cancer is not known. There are two distinct patterns- one aggreesive and the other indolent. Besides surgery the other options include Radiotherapy and hormone treatment.
shroff53 Monday, July 10, 2006

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